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Re: Compromised immune system always = HIV?
      09/27/05 09:56 PM

There are many things that a person could have a compromised immune system, that would have nothing to do with hiv. exactly as the anonymous poster stated, some infections are resistant to many medications. and if this infection continues coming back, it could be building up an immunity to the antibiotics.
Have you ever had a colonoscopy? (I know....no fun), but if its an intestin issue, it could be chrones disease (which can be treated), or many other things.
I would highly doubt that you have hiv, based on knowing that you have used condoms mostly with your first girlfriend (who you stated was a virgin), and your wife, who you know dont have hiv because she has been tested.

There is a patient at our clinic who came to us 3 yrs ago, all the docs were sure he had hiv, due to the illnesses he had been suffering. so they ran a tcell, viral load and hiv test (while he was an inpatient, just in case they really needed to know his #'s, they did all the tests at once). well, he turned out to be hiv negative, but never has more than 300 tcells (really, in 3 yrs, no more than 300).!! seems he has some type of meningitis (which they treat him for), but this causes his immune system to constantly run low.

please take assurance that you are fine. you and your wife should go together, really, put your mind at ease. your doctor was terribly wrong to address it in that manner. even if he did think it was hiv, he should have been much more tactful in suggesting you just take a test, to rule it out.

i wish you all the best, but everything will be fine.

love and prayers,
debbie

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